Best Screwdriver to open Wii?

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  1. DEF-
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    Hello!

    Been reading around and seen that many people have had problems opening their Wii because of various problems.
    Some have been stripping screws, and others have even melted their case [​IMG]

    After some research I've found a few screwdrivers that should work great, but I'd like to know if anyone have any
    experience with any of these:

    Access Pro Tool Kit V2 by Zoozen

    Screwdriver Set for Wii/DS/DS Lite/GBA by XCM

    Or can you recommend any other tools thats pretty cheap to order elsewhere? Please don't recommend Ebay, I
    really want to be sure that my Wii will be opened safetly.


    Thanks in Advance! [​IMG]
     


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  3. DEF-
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    Actually they charge twice the shipping charge that divineo charge me. This is the only reason while I'm mostly
    looking to order from there.


    Anyway I would still like to know if anyone have ever opened their Wii with any of these screwdrivers mentioned in this topic?
    Or any other screwdrivers that work great that you can recommend?
     
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  5. mustnap

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    for my own wii, i used the triwing that i got from modchipstore and the philips, i borrewed my friend's glasses screwdriver. both were perfect..

    and then for my friends' Wiis, i used the triwing from the ZooZen's Access Pro Toolkit (it arrived after i modded my own Wii). And they were awesome! (i used it to mod my GC and also my Xbox 360)
     
  6. enders.

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    mm do you even need a tri-wing screwdriver? I opened the tri-wing with a minus phillip screwdriver easily.
     
  7. dOOfus

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    i heard you don't need it, but i'd rather be on the safe side
     
  8. kai445

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    I would NOT reccomend the Zoozen Access Pro kit. The metal of the bits are VERY soft... no wonder they give you two of each...

    I'm going to see if craftsman makes triwing [​IMG]
     
  9. RobertsD

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    I used this little screwdriver kit that I got about a year ago from Home Depot. The smallest flathead worked great for the triwing srews, I just had to apply a little more force then with the other screws.

    Oh, and all the other bits that you are not using, fit into the handle of the screwdriver.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Lazycus

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    I purchased the tri-wing screwdriver (by itself, not with the phillips) from divineo.cn and it worked fine. Not soft and the tip is pointed enough to fit snugly in all the screws. It looks like this:
    [​IMG]
    which is a bit different from the one in their pic:
    [​IMG]

    OMFG! A tri-wing clone!!! Clearly mine has a translucent red handle and the one in the pic is solid blue!!! Divineo must be shut down!!!!

    Seriously though, it works great and is only $3.95
     
  11. mustnap

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    Hurm.. i've opened 3 Wii's using the same metal bits... it still look just fine..

     
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    i bought mine from nds-central but it still hasnt arrived and i placed my order on the 25th
     
  14. Smack

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    They take forever to ship but the price is right at $3.50 incl shipping. Have you received a shipping confirmation yet? It took about 2.5 weeks in total to arrive. The screw driver itself works just fine as well.
     
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    what size is the x screwdriver? i cant get the battery cover of with my drivers from dx
     
  16. Sick Wario

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    i can say that the playasia tri-wing are good, but DO NOT buy a triwing from deal extreme. the 2 i ordered with a DS lite replacement case striped almost immediately.
     
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    You will never get anything better than this:

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  18. Ironsolid

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    Most of us, or at least, a lot of us, have local hardware stores.


    *facepalm*
     
  19. dn_angel000

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    Go with Access Pro Tool Kit v3 instead!!
     
  20. Vulpes Abnocto

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    this set has been my go-to for all my precision work of the past four years.
    http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-66-052-6-Pie...r/dp/B00009OYGV
    It took that long for the large phillips head driver (used the most often) to wear out.
    If you don't need a tri-wing, this set will take care of most of your needs with ease and comfort.

    Since I've never opened a Wii, I can't say whether a tri-wing will be vital to you.
    But from previous comments it sounds like it's not necessary.